Job Title: Nomad Project Coordinator
Location: Northern Nigeria
Organisation: Nigeria Field Epidemiology Laboratory and Training Program – NFELTP
• To support the implementation of operational plans to improve polio vaccine coverage during Routine Immunization (RI) and Immunization plus Days (IPD, among nomad populations in Northern Nigeria.
• The contractor will coordinate partner’s efforts to map nomadic settlements for inclusion into Comprehensive Micro Plans for IPDs and RI and assist with planning and implantation of vaccination activities in these communities.
• Coordinate NPHCDA efforts for successful outreach and vaccination of nomadic communities with polio vaccine during IPDs and the routine infant vaccination program.
• Work with LGA and ward Nomad working teams, WHO filed staff and UNICEF to identify, characterize and enter into a database a list of Nomad settlements.
• Ensure outreach to Nomad communities is included in IPD micro-plans at the Ward Level.
• Collaborate with WHO, LGA and ward level surveillance officers to develop community level surveillance system within Nomad settlements.
• Certifications, License, Physical Requirments or Other Expertise Required
• MBBS or DVM (Veterinarian or PhD. A Masters Degree in Public Health is an added advantage.
• Commensurate skills considered with minimum 5 years post-graduate experience in lieu of Master Degree.
Experience: The incumbent must have field experience with developing immunization micro-plans and conducting surveillance on polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases, immunization activities and in training.
a. Language Proficiency: English, Hausa and Fulani (speak/read) preferred.
b. Job Knowledge: The incumbent should have a good understanding ofpublic health, epidemiology polio, and immunization and public healthsurveillance systems. Populations and the ability to build partnerships within special populations are desired.
c. Skills and Abilities: Incumbent is required to possess advanced skills inproject management, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and partnership development. Experience with geographic systems is desirable.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in working with the company and your skills and capabilities match the job profile, submit your application to the undersigned addressed:
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET),
No.50, Halle Selassie Street,
Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 23 July 2012.Nomad Project Coordinator Job